Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Kerry Chronicles: Last Stop is Syria

Then it is on to Iran, so hop aboard the global-warming, greenhouse-gas spewing jet-liner (if you believe in that sort of thing):

"Kerry seeks to carve out a legacy in Middle East; Syria and Israel are top priorities" by Michael R. Gordon |  New York Times, June 23, 2013

What a shock.

DOHA, Qatar — Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Moscow early last month, determined to involve Russia in a new push to try to end the carnage in Syria. After a 2½-hour meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, and a private stroll with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, the two sides announced that they would convene a conference in Geneva to bring representatives of the Syrian government together with the opposition, possibly by the end of May.

More than six weeks later, the Syrian opposition has suffered a stinging setback in Qusair, the Obama administration has decided for the first time to arm the rebels, relations between the United States and Russia have taken a turn for the worse, and it is possible that the Geneva meeting may never take place.

I don't think it ever did, and who gives a damn now?

Related: Sunday Globe Special: Qatar Quickly Arms Syrian Insurgents 

That explains the one-sided coverage of the alleged chemical weapons attack. The script-writing shitbags falling face first into their PLATE FULL OF STEAMING and SWIRLING SHIT PROPAGANDA is what it is! I mean, even the corporate media are noting the falseness and fakery of the video. 

Undaunted, Kerry arrived here Saturday to meet with his counterparts from European and Middle Eastern nations and try again to cobble together an effective strategy to bolster the opposition, prod President Bashar Assad of Syria to yield power and end the fighting that has already killed more than 90,000 people.

Who would want to talk piece with someone arming Al-CIA-Duh?

The whirlwind trip, Kerry’s ninth as secretary of state, will also include stops in Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and India and a meeting in Brunei.

Yeah, thanks for all the greenhouse spew you added to the atmosphere running errands for Israel.

While his predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was a global celebrity and possibly a future president, Kerry is striving to carve out a legacy as one of the most influential secretaries of state in recent years by taking on some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Unlike Clinton, a defeated rival who was persuaded to take the job by President Obama and for all her star power was often frustrated that policy was made in the White House, Kerry came in to his administration with strong ties to Obama, whose presidential campaign he helped begin at the 2004 Democratic convention.

I'm sick of all this inside the puppetry of the slaves if the elite, but then I saw where it came from.

A former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the son of a Foreign Service officer, Kerry, 69, has long aspired to be secretary of state. He arrived at a time when Obama has said the nation is at a “crossroads” in its relations with the world, with the Pentagon focused on ending the war in Afghanistan, the CIA charged with refocusing its efforts against terrorism and the president calling for a new focus on diplomacy.

But there are also some potential obstacles for Kerry. One is the centralization of foreign policy decision-making in a White House that has famously maintained a tight grip on foreign policy — so much so that, before taking the job, Kerry received an assurance that he would be consulted before major foreign policy decisions were made. And a major one is the priorities he has set for himself, particularly Syria.

“I believe that the Syria issue will be the test of John Kerry,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, Kerry’s friend and former colleague.

Then once again, he has failed.

His other priority, reviving the Mideast talks, has proved intractable for far longer. With the Palestinians warning that they may underscore their claim to statehood by seeking membership in the International Court of Justice and the possibility that the Israelis’ informal settlement freeze may lapse, Kerry is in a race to begin talks over a two-state solution.

That's his other priority, meaning it's not his first priority.

Critics of the Obama administration see Kerry’s focus on the Middle East as an implicit acknowledgment that the White House’s widely advertised “rebalancing” to Asia is premature, and perhaps even a wishful evasion of unwelcome foreign policy realities. Supporters, though, insist there is not a contradiction.

Translation; Israel is running AmeriKan foreign policy. Period!

“If you are really going to pivot to Asia, you cannot leave the Middle East in flames,” said Strobe Talbott, the head of the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

It's going to take a while to tamp down the flames, so China should feel safe.



"Kerry next flew to Saudi Arabia, his seventh stop on his nine-nation trip. Kerry will also travel to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, where his focus is expected to be the crises in Syria and Iran."

Just retracing his footprints time and again as Israel's agent, all the while warming the planet with his gas-spewing state aircraft while visiting the most odious regime on the face of the planet.

Related: The Kerry Chronicles: Paying Lip Service to Palestinians 

That's all it is, and WHAT YOU GIVE is WHAT YOU GET:

"John Kerry wants Iraq to block Iran arms aid to Syria; Flights aiding Assad pass over on daily basis" by Michael R. Gordon and Tim Arango |  New York Times, March 25, 2013

BAGHDAD — Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday that Iraq must take steps to stop the shipment of Iranian arms to Syria if it wants to participate in broader discussions about that country’s future.

Related: Sunday Globe Specials: US Lost Iraq War 

And now that they have lost Syria the Al-CIA-Duh insurgents are pouring back into Iraq.

Kerry’s visit marked the first by a US secretary of state since Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Iraq in 2009, and it came amid growing concern over Iraq’s role in the Syrian conflict.

Flights of Iranian arms to Syria through Iraqi airspace, which a senior State Department official said are occurring on nearly a daily basis, have been crucial for the government of Bashar Assad, which faces increasing pressure from rebel fighters.

Kerry said he had a ‘‘spirited’’ discussion with Maliki about the issue, but there was no tangible sign that the Iraqis would alter their position on the issue.

Speaking at a news conference at the US Embassy in Baghdad after meeting with the prime minister, Kerry said he stressed that supporting Assad by allowing the flights is ‘‘problematic’’ and not representative of ‘‘common goals’’ between the United States and Iraq.

The air corridor over Iraq has emerged as a main route for military aid to Assad’s government, including rockets, antitank missiles, rocket-propelled grenades, and mortars, as well as Iranian personnel, according to US intelligence officials. There are supply lines on the ground as well. 

Turkey's supply line to Al-CIA-Duh insurgents is of no concern??

Iran has an enormous stake in Syria, which is its staunchest Arab ally and has provided a channel for Iran’s support to the Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah.

The Shi’ite-dominated Iraqi government, led by Maliki, has a great stake in Syria as well. Fearful that Assad’s overthrow would lead to Sunni control of neighboring Syria and embolden Iraqi Sunnis who oppose him, Maliki has been seen as tolerating the Iranian flights.

US officials have repeatedly insisted that the Iraqis demand that the Iranian flights land so they can be inspected. But the Iraqis have only carried out two inspections since July, the State Department official said. One inspection was of an Iranian flight that was on its way back to Tehran after delivering its cargo in Syria. Iran has insisted that the flights are merely carrying humanitarian aid.

Iraq has yet to develop an air force, and since the US military left the country in 2011, US warplanes no longer patrol Iraq’s skies.

Kerry’s comments in Baghdad come as US lawmakers are calling for President Obama to do more to stop the bloodshed in Syria, including possible airstrikes against Assad’s aircraft fleet.

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, said Sunday the United States should create a ‘‘safe zone’’ in northern Syria that would give the United States more leverage with opposition forces.

We are going to invade the place; it is only a matter of time. The latest staged and scripted false flag fraud and hoax regarding chemical weapons use proves it.

‘‘This doesn’t mean the 101st Airborne Division and ships’’ are deployed, Rogers said on CBS’s ‘‘Face the Nation.’’ “It means small groups with special capabilities reengaging the opposition so we can vet them, train them, equip them so they can be an effective fighting force.’’

I was told all this time we were winning.

Last week, Senators Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, and John McCain, an Arizona Republican, asked Obama in a letter to step up US military efforts in the region, including destroying Assad’s aircraft using precision airstrikes.

The Iranian supply flights pose a major challenge for US strategy on Syria. Kerry has repeatedly said that the Obama administration wants to change Assad’s ‘‘calculation’’ that he can prevail militarily and persuade him to relinquish power and agree to a political transition.

He has prevailed militarily.

But Robert Ford, the senior State Department official on Syria policy, told Congress last week that Iranian and Russian military assistance has fortified Assad’s belief that his military can still win.

He has won.


"Robert Ford who, at the time, had been appointed political counselor to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Ford remained in this post from 2004-2006, where he worked closely with Negroponte. He was also heavily involved in the organization of the death squads.... With this in mind, Ford’s action in Syria served the exact same purpose as his presence in Iraq only a few years previous. This time, however, it seems that Ford took on a more central role in the affair. Ford’s very presence in Syria was clearly a destabilization tactic."

And now he is headed to Egypt? 

Beware, Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers!

As a senator, Kerry suggested that the United States should consider linking its support for Iraq with Maliki’s willingness to order the inspection of the Iranian flights.

Fine. American taxpayers can't afford it anyway.

‘‘If so many people have entreated the government to stop and that doesn’t seem to be having an impact,’’ Kerry said in September when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ‘‘that sort of alarms me a little bit and seems to send a signal to me maybe we should make some of our assistance or some of our support contingent on some kind of appropriate response.’’

As secretary of state, however, Kerry has adopted a less confrontational approach.

On Iraq’s fraught political scene, Kerry pushed Maliki to reconsider a recent decision to postpone provincial elections in two Sunni-dominated provinces of Anbar and Nineveh, both the site of ongoing protests by Iraq’s minority Sunni Muslim community. The Iraqi government has justified the delay by citing security concerns.

Kerry said Sunday, ‘‘everyone needs to vote simultaneously.’’

Easier to rig!


Kerry also met with Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni who is speaker of the Iraqi Parliament. He spoke by telephone with Massoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdish Regional Government, who is in Erbil.




"Kerry has used the term ‘‘ethnic cleansing’’ to refer to Syria’s increasingly sectarian war."

Syrian refugees lash out at Kerry, ask for no-fly zone

And by now you know I don't take peace talk seriously from a war-promoting paper.